Is Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan a rubber-stamp?

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The first draft of a redevelopment plan for Lackawanna Plaza was submitted to township officials last week, and some critics are already claiming that the 92-page document basically rubber-stamps what developers have...
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Straw use drops at some Montclair eateries

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news It has been about two months since Clean Water Action began inviting Montclair-area restaurants to take part in a project to reduce plastic straw use. And some of those businesses have seen...

Planning board blasts Seymour Street proposals

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news A loading zone on Church Street, by outdoor cafes and shops? A 4-foot-wide sidewalk in front of a six-story building on South Willow Street? Parking spaces eliminated during construction of a major...
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Montclair CFO wants to mandate employee direct deposit

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news With only nine township employees not opting for direct deposit and three recent incidents of double paycheck cashing, Padmaja Rao, Montclair’s chief financial officer, thinks making the township’s payroll mandatory direct...
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Zoning Board approves Chase Bank branch, T-Mobile antennas

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Township zoning officials on Wednesday night gave JPMorgan Chase Bank site-plan approval to build a new bank branch on North Fullerton Avenue and to permit T-Mobile to reposition and add several rooftop...

Lawyer: Bow Tie opted not to renew lease on Montclair’s Bellevue Theatre

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Bow Tie Cinemas chose not to renew its lease on Montclair's Bellevue Theatre, according to the attorney representing the theater's owner. And the theater chain is also reportedly planning to remove the Bellevue's...

Eleven-apartment Park Street redevelopment postponed

By Tina Pappas for Montclair Local A lengthy hearing on a proposed apartment building at 256 Park St. resulted in postponement of the application. Residents raised concerns about aesthetics and increased traffic problems arising from the 11...

Montclair businesswoman receives 20-year award

Photo courtesy of Carrie Babcock Former Montclair resident Carrie Babcock, co-owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Cedar Grove, until recently of Upper Montclair, was recently honored with a 20-Year Award by the Fred Astaire...

Jumping sharks: Nicki Radzely makes a deal

Nicki Radzely, Montclair entrepreneur, made a deal with "Mr. Wonderful" on "Shark Tank."

Residents unhappy with revised Lorraine Ave. plan

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news To avoid litigation, a developer has amended his plan for the former Warner Communications facility on Lorraine Avenue, and is now looking to create an addition that will make the property look...